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Ladies and gentlemen: tomorrow, Goodbye Victoria will be playing at… - Death drives a white Honda Civic
Ladies and gentlemen: tomorrow, Goodbye Victoria will be playing at the Mars Bar. The show starts at 9pm, costs $6, and also features Aaron Mannino and Eric Miller, who you will totally love if you like Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen, M Ward, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Howl, the demos from Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True, and, obviously, Bob Dylan. I would love to see yous there!

Heh, my brother is going to be playing drums for a production of The Rocky Horror Show in January. Some one-off University of Washington production. I... words fail, my friends. Words fail.

Holy shit, my mother, you guys, has been RUNNING AMOK. She and Melissa went shopping together, and my mom actually uttered the following words: "I can't wait until you and Mark have babies." Until we have... right. GOOD ONE, MOM! FEEL FREE TO SKIP RIGHT OVER THE DISTURBING-ENOUGH "WHEN ARE YOU AND MARK GETTING MARRIED?" AND HEAD STRAIGHT FOR PROCREATION PRESSURE! THAT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL! I totally wish Melissa would have said, "Well, actually... I wanted to tell everyone at once, but since you brought it up, I'm due in July." BOOM, REVERSAL!

I can only imagine what's coming out of my mom's mouth in regards to my sister and her new husband. Probably a bunch of opinions on where they should send the child-that-my-sister-isn't-pregnant-with to college.

Every single day, without fail, there is the same advertisement from Comcast in my mailbox. This makes me feel like maybe I'm in the movie Memento. Like, at the end of the day, I'm going to realize, "GOD, this digital cable, internet, and digital voice package is SUCH a great deal, and I'm going to FORGET ABOUT IT tomorrow! Mailman! I... I know this sounds crazy, but could you have this advertisement sent to me every single day of the week? Maybe somehow, I can then piece it together that I'm supposed to order this package..."
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thingstouchme From: thingstouchme Date: December 21st, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
All you need to do to combat those pesky baby comments is to collect a nice pile of retirement home brochures and keep them in plain sight, such as on your coffee table or kitchen counter. When mom comes over and starts that baby malarkey again, pick one up and study it. "Ooh, this one is nice, Melissa...come here.. hey Mom, you like to swim, right? This place has a handicapped-accessible indoor pool. So nice.. don't you think!?"
famousmark From: famousmark Date: December 23rd, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
laleche From: laleche Date: December 21st, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Comcast Ad

Is it that gigantic 4x9 cardstock thing? We get that thing all the time too and we HAVE comcast.

famousmark From: famousmark Date: December 23rd, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Comcast Ad

That it is! And, AMAZING.
keepthepenny From: keepthepenny Date: December 22nd, 2006 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
i get the exact same thing from the crazy cable/internet company here! every damn day!
famousmark From: famousmark Date: December 23rd, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes I wonder "did I forget to check the mail yesterday?" Then I see that there's only one comcast ad in my mailbox, which means that obviously I did check my mail, and there was nothing in it worth remembering. Peace of mind: that's the Comcast difference.

However, now I'm going to worry about how many trees it requires to produce enough cardstock to send an ad to every single potential cable customer 6 days a week.
keepthepenny From: keepthepenny Date: December 23rd, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
seriously! every time i get one of those ads, i'm like, thanks for killing the rainforest, charter communications!
quent From: quent Date: December 22nd, 2006 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
dude, i was catching up on your journal, and i totally didn't see the post before this mentioning you had a show at the sunset. you might have even told me that at one point, but alas, i'm lame. i'll try to make it out tomorrow. possibly. maybe. we'll see. i gotta wake up bright and early to travel east on saturday.

you have any break? wanna hang sometime next week?
famousmark From: famousmark Date: December 23rd, 2006 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
MAN, it would be awesome to hang out next week. I'm not sure what my schedule is, but, y'know, there's gotta be an opening in there, somewhere.

So you're heading east on Saturday, eh? Eastern Washington? Or eastern-somewhere-else-completely?
quent From: quent Date: December 24th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Whirred. Lemme know, (though, i totally understand the obligations at hand what with job hours, needing to spend girl time, hang with the fam, and jam with the band) but yeah, maybe drinks or something some night next week.

Or earlier, if you're slammed with the late shifts. We can gay it up at a butterfly museum or something. ha. GET TO WORK ON YOUR RESUME AND WRITING SAMPLES.
quent From: quent Date: December 22nd, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
additionally, fuck comcast. i tried to cancel cable, because i thought i was paying 40 additional dollars for being lame and watching mind-numbing programming, but when i tried to cancel, they said my other services would jump back up to pennies away from almost the same price, and that my cable would become 3 MB slower.

their pricing scheme is fucking crafty.
famousmark From: famousmark Date: December 23rd, 2006 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Whaaaat? That's... toootally crafty. And especially the part about your internet somehow becoming slower! Man, you've seen the video of that guy calling to try to cancel his AOL account, right?
quent From: quent Date: December 24th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't. I'll youtube it.

It really doesn't make sense that a cable connection would be slower, given it wouldn't have to think about tv anymore, you'd think that the internet would be faster with that extra bandwidth. I think it's being all jackoff-y on subscribers.

also, to add to the comments above, I get those fucking 4 X 9 cardstock things too. jesus, comcast, just send me the money it takes to make those things. I'll still be faithful to the masses. I need my internets.
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